the netherlands


The Netherlands’ Master Weed Growers Are Flocking to Canada

As the Dutch stumble towards legalization, Canadian businesses are taking advantage of their talent.
Lizan Nijkrake

This Zero-Waste Distillery Is Turning Holland's Iconic Tulips into Vodka

Each bottle of the €295 "Pure" blend contains 350 flower bulbs.
Stephanie Vermillion

I Made Blood Sausage Using My Own Blood

While the bag slowly filled up with half a liter of my blood, I stared into the distance. What would my mom think if she saw me sitting in my living room like this?
Gwen van der Zwan

This Dutch Cheese Tastes like Salted Caramel and Is More Sensual than a Spliff

Roomano straight tastes like cheese candy, as if some freaky Dutch scientist crossed Parmigiano Reggiano with Grandma’s homemade toffee.
Cody Reiss

'Single-Origin Milk' Is for People Who Want to Know Their Cows

“One might be creamy and taste like ice cream, while other bottles might be very fresh or sweet,” Matthijs Baan writes.
Lauren Rothman
Noisey News

1 Dead, 3 in Critical Condition After Bus Hits Fans at Dutch Festival

Local police have confirmed that a suspect is in custody. It's still not clear if the collision was intentional or not.
Alex Robert Ross

When Metal Festivals Get Political, It Feels Like Utopia

This year's edition of beloved Dutch metal fest Roadburn was about something bigger than music, which only added to its magic.
Kim Kelly
Scene Reports

Utrecht’s Black Metal Scene Exposes Its Progressive Character

With a DIY mentality and a diverse and robust musical output, the Dutch city's black meal scene is steadily growing in stature, and rightly so.
Luís Peña Pires

Meet the Netherlands' Biggest Pineapple Obsessive

I met up with Prins Ananas, a.k.a. Lex Boon, about his long-running pineapple research project that has culminated with him becoming a pineapple trader himself.
Felicia Alberding
food crime

True Tales of Amsterdam's Worst Dine-and-Dashers

It's a practice as old as restaurants themselves: Customers come in, gorge themselves on food and drink, and leave without paying their bill. We spoke to some bartenders and servers in Amsterdam about their experience with dine-and-dashers.
Stefanie Staelens
the unspoken cost of being a hooligan

My Double Life As a Hooligan Cost Me My Job, My Relationship and A Lot Of Money

For a decade, Nick Hay lived the life of a football casual, travelling the Netherlands to watch his team and scrap with opposition fans. Here, Nick explains how he combined his life as a casual with his career.
Nick Hay*
Restaurant Confessionals

Being a Bartender Turned Me Into a Relationship-Ruining Womaniser

Most barkeepers are one and the same: we don't want your number because we like you. We just want sex. I’m gonna tell you why.